Press Releases

The Homestead at Hickory View will host a holiday event for all generations: Cookies and Claus on Tuesday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories by Mrs. Claus while decorating Christmas cookies and eating them with hot chocolate. This event is perfect for younger children and grandparents. For more information, call 636-239-1941 or email  The Homestead at Hickory View Retirement Community is located at 1481 Marbach Drive, behind the 14th Street Fire Station in Washington, Mo. 

Barbara Hellmann,, Homestead at Hickory View Retirement Community, 636-239-1941,


Our final Silver & Gold luncheon of the year is just around the corner. Register today for our Christmas Around the World luncheon on Tuesday, December 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All around the world people are celebrating Christmas with their own traditions and in their own traditional costumes. This year, we will be dressing like they do for Christmas in many places all over the world! Call Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042 to register. In addition, registration for Baue's Annual Holiday Remembrance Programs is now open. Programs take place on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. at O'Fallon Chapel, 311 Wood Street in O'Fallon, Mo. 63366;  Saturday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street in St. Charles, Mo. 63301; and on Monday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Chapel, located at 620 Jefferson Street in St. Charles, Mo. 63301

Kacie Derby,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-946-4042,


Twin Oaks Senior Living has been named "Best Of" in Senior Care by the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. Awarded annually, the honor is bestowed on businesses that provide outstanding commitment and service. "We're delighted to be identified as the best in senior care for western St. Charles County," said Twin Oaks CEO Tim Blattel. "Our staff works very hard to create a safe and caring environment for the residents at Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe, Twin Oaks at Stone Ridge, and Twin Oaks Estate. Acknowledgement of that hard work is always appreciated." The 2014 Best Of winners were recognized at the Chamber's membership meeting on November 13 at Morning Star Church in Dardenne Prairie, Mo. For more information about Twin Oaks Senior Living, call 636-542-5400, or visit

Elizabeth Davis,, Black Twig Communications, 314-255-2340,


Open House at The Homestead at Hickory View every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. make Homestead "home for the holidays." Take some time to enjoy the holiday season by touring the beautifully decorated Homestead and enjoy live music every Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Call 636-239-9120 for more information. 

Barbara Hellmann,, Homestead at Hickory View Retirement Community, 636-239-1941,


Pathways Community Hospice, a member of the "We Honor Veterans" partnership, will be honoring veterans who are on hospice care for Veterans Day. Pathways Community Hospice with surrounding American Legion and Veterans of War associations visited several Delmar Gardens Nursing homes on November 6th and November 7th to formally recognize these Veterans in our communities. Each ceremony lasted  approximately 15 minutes. Veterans make up one-quarter of all deaths today, reflecting the aging of the Greatest Generation that served during World War II, who are now in their eighties and older. 

Denise  Coder,, Pathways Community Hospice, 636-733-7399,


Private Home Care is a new company with a fresh, unique approach to live-in care. In fact, we are the only company in the St. Louis area that approaches live-in care in this way. Rooted in a family tradition and a European model of homecare, PHC is able to provide care to clients by matching them with one primary caregiver who remains with one client for a year or longer. By importing this tradition, we are able to provide unmatched consistency to those we serve. Our caregivers create a professional bond with their clients and learn everything there is to know about them. For some, particularly those afflicted with Alzheimer's, the consistency and trust that result from this arrangement are crucial for positive aging in place. By eliminating the revolving door effect that characterizes the in-home care industry, Private Home Care is able to provide a more cost-effective, customized, and professional approach to live-in care and an experience that is truly one of a kind. In many cases, PHC live-in care can be a great alternative to other long-term care arrangements. Contact us 24/7 at 844-STL-CARE (844-785-2273) to find out more. Additionally, you may visit our website at

Mario Tucker,, 844-785-2273, 423-619-1232,


Med Plus Hospice is a CHAP accredited and Medicare Licensed Hospice. Med Plus Hospice is the sister company of Med Plus HealthCare, the mid west's premier home care provider, together serving patients in 26 Missouri and Illinois counties. Med Plus offers home health services to patients needing nursing and therapy in the comfort of their own home. If Medicare is your primary insurance, nursing and therapy services could be provided at no cost to you if you qualify. Med Plus Hospice employs very caring and comforting nurses who listen to and cater to the needs of you and your family. We are here to be supportive and help individuals be comfortable and free from pain as illness progresses towards end of life. Please call us today, to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one. 

Rick Rief,, Med Plus Hospice, 314-965-7824,


The Washington University Black Alumni Council presents "Celebrating the Lou at 250" Annual Trivia Night to benefit Washington University students.  Each year, the Washington University Black Alumni Council hosts a trivia night as a scholarship fundraiser. The goal is to help students stay in school by providing financial assistance when other resources have been exhausted. This year's Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue at Delmar Boulevard in University City. Individual tickets are $20 (of which $10 will be donated to BAC scholarships). Tables of eight are $160. All ages are welcomed. Bring your own eats. Beverages provided. Prizes awarded for best table decorations. For ticket information, call 314-935-5645 or send an email to

Cynthia Cosby,, Washington University Black Alumni Council, 314-935-5645,


The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) serves as a Market Place Navigator for the Affordable Care Act and will be providing information, outreach and assistance for individuals to shop for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. Assistance is available online, in-person, by phone and at events and locations established by partner organizations during the open enrollment period. "Much has changed in the health insurance landscape creating the need for impartial guidance and assistance," stated Executive Director Mary Schaefer. "As navigators, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging can provide enrollment assistance for all ages. Each year plan costs and covered benefits can change so Medicare beneficiaries should look at their Medicare coverage choices and decide what options best meet their needs." Beneficiaries who need assistance can visit, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or contact MEAAA at 636-207-0847. 

Mary  Schaefer,, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-4205,


Thanks to a generous grant from the JCA Charitable Foundation, the Adult Day Center at the J will now contract with Midwest Music Therapy to provide four hours of weekly music therapy to participants.The enjoyment and memories associated with music during a person's life will be enhanced with this program as individuals with dementia, or any physical or sensory challenges, can be involved in a positive, creative and expressive experience. In the award letter, Kenneth L. Rubin, President, JCA Charitable Foundation, stated: "There are many studies showing how valuable the use of music is in assisting those with a diagnosis of dementia to 'come alive.'" The Adult Day Center at the J provides a full day of programming to those in need of structure and care with additional supports. Services include a person-centered therapeutic plan for each individual, a full-time RN, two meals and a snack daily and round-trip transportation within the service area. For information about the program, contact Anna Zelinske, Adult Day Center Director, at or call 314-442-3245. 

Elaine Most,, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3248,

New Periodic Fever Syndrome ID'd
11/21/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Another genetic autoinflammatory disease identified by NIH researchers. View More...
Some T2D Patients Gain No Benefit From Exercise
11/20/2014 10:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Gene variant may block exercises positive effects on metabolism in type 2 diabetes. View More...
AHA: Losartan Disappoints in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (CME/CE)
11/20/2014 9:56:14 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- ARB no better than placebo for reducing left ventricular hypertrophy. View More...
Mutation Combo Drives More Aggressive Cancer (CME/CE)
11/4/2014 8:13:15 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Papillary thyroid cancer patients with both TERT and BRAF mutations had higher mortality. View More...
ThyroSeq Hits Target NPV (CME/CE)
11/3/2014 1:29:07 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The next-generation sequencing test may be good at ruling out thyroid cancer. View More...
Gene Study May Improve Thyroid Ca Management (CME/CE)
10/26/2014 12:04:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Common thyroid cancers more complex than once thought. View More...
Researcher: Study How Genes Work Together
10/23/2014 7:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- "Traits don't exist in silos," says Jennifer Below, PhD. View More...
Embryonic Stem Cell Tx Bolsters Vision
10/14/2014 3:30:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Findings spur optimism not celebration. View More...
Morning Break: Pink Money, Drug Prices, Bittersweet Ending
10/10/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Aphrodisiac Aids Genetic Type 2 Diabetes
10/9/2014 7:34:08 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- About 4% of diabetes patients may benefit from yohimbine. View More...
Giving Gluten Early Didn't Cut Celiac Disease Risk
10/2/2014 9:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- An attempt to induce gluten tolerance in high-risk babies failed. View More...
Exercise and Diabetes: Calculating Risk
9/30/2014 11:00:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Genes trump gyms when calculating diabetes risk. View More...
Work in Progress: Causes for Systemic JIA (CME/CE)
9/29/2014 12:04:57 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Is systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis autoimmune, autoinflammatory, or both? View More...
Tweet of the Week: Paleo, Vegan, or Neither?
9/19/2014 11:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere. View More...
Mutation Explains 10% of Diabetes in Greenland (CME/CE)
9/18/2014 8:58:48 AM Geriatrics
VIENNA (MedPage Today) -- A nonsense mutation in the Inuit population of Denmark has been tied to an increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers reported here. View More...
Employment News


Assistance Home Care provides non-medical home care throughout St. Louis and St. Charles for those wishing to age in the comfort of their own home. We have a constant need for wonderful Companions, HHAs and CNAs with immediate opportunities available. We offer customized and flexible work schedules, competitive wages, hands-on training in our in-office training center, fun and friendly work environment, 401K program and other incentives. If you have ever felt called to help the elderly in your community or unfulfilled with your current opportunity, please fill out an on-line application or give us a call at 636-724-4357. We look forward to hearing from you!

Allen Serfas,, Assistance Home Care, 636-724-4357, 


Seniors Helping Seniors is hiring. We are looking for caring, compassionate seniors to work part time. Hours available for days, evening, overnight and weekends in both St. Louis County and St. Charles. Call 636-294-3012 to apply.

Mary Kierath,, Seniors Helping Seniors, 636-294-3012,


Senior Solutions is seeking a sales and marketing professional for a full-time position. Will work within St. Andrew's communities, as well as St. Luke's Hospital and other area hospitals and healthcare-related businesses. Please contact Thomas Brozka, Executive Director, if interested.

Thomas Brozka,, Senior Solutions, 314-726-5766,


Bethesda Health Group seeks an Evening Supervisor (RN) to work Rehab and Therapy at our Dilworth location. Please apply online at

Mary Mason,, Bethesda Health Group, 314-446-2192,


Beauvais Manor, a 184-bed skilled nursing facility is seeking an enthusiastic RN to serve as Director of Education. The ideal candidate will have 3 years of RN experience with at least 1 year in a long-term care environment. The facility will consider an individual with the education, drive and motivation to be a part of our team. Job Requirements: Provides orientation for all employees following the orientation policy and outline. Coordinates schedules and directs facility in-services for all staff. Participates in health and safety requirements and acts as personnel health nurse. Directs the Quality Assurance Program (QAPI) of the facility. Supervises the accuracy and maintenance of all nursing records and licensures. Acts as Infection Control Nurse for facility. Willingness to be on "on-call" rotation. Ability to teach, instruct and direct orientation, continuing education, in-services and act as Clinical Supervisor as needed. Must read, know and follow personnel, department and facility procedures and adhere to local, state and federal requirements. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Please apply via e-mail to: Donna Altura,

Cindy Marsh,, Beauvais Manor on the Park, 314-771-2990,

Social Security
Social Security Benefits to Rise Slightly Again
10/22/2014 9:00:00 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Social Security
Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month in January, the third straight year of historically small increases. View More...
Securing Social Security
10/1/2014 9:00:00 PM By GAIL COLLINS Social Security
Is that anti-baby-boomer sentiment that’s popping up in Senate debates and congressional races around the country? View More...
To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security
9/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By JACKIE CALMES Social Security
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections. View More...
Plea Deal for Ex-Police Officer in Huge Disability Scheme
9/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
In return for a reduced sentence, John Minerva, a retired New York City police officer, agreed to testify against former colleagues. View More...
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme
8/27/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Prosecutors said Joseph Esposito was one of four men who helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other New York City workers bilk the government out of more than $27 million. View More...
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill
7/31/2014 9:00:00 PM By LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF Social Security
The federal government should have to report all its liabilities, like Social Security — not just the official debts. View More...
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Senior Services Plus will host its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. A suggested donation of $4.00 is asked for the meal per person. Senior Services Plus is located at 2603 North Rodgers Avenue in Alton, Illinois. For more information, call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit

Kimberly  Campbell,, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298,



Senior health and resource fair from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. John's Place, 3333 Brown Road, St. Louis, MO 63114. Free health screenings, door prizes, information and resources, live entertainment. Free admission and free parking. 

Tanishae Bentley,, St. John's Place, 314-426-2211



"Many Steps Towards Hope: Waking with Confidence into Your Future" will be held from 10:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Louis University, Allied Health Building, 3437 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, Mo. 63104. Seating is limited. Register at Program to be held in the 3rd floor multipurpose room and will include two 15-minute tours of the SLU Physical Therapy research lab, with demonstrations and explanation of cutting-edge walking-related research for MS. Vendor exhibition to include durable medical equipment suppliers, service providers (home health, physical therapy, rehabilitation), and pharmaceutical representatives. Master of Ceremonies will be Michelle Keating, RN, MSCN. Keynote Speaker Joanne Wagner, PT, PhD. will address "Today's MS Walking Challenge." Val Strang, Master Trainer and Cancer Exercise Specialist will speak on "Improving Strength and Endurance." Anyone needing transportation assistance should call the MS Society at 1-800-344-4867 by November 17 at 4:00 p.m. to arrange transportation to attend this program.

Suzanne Carron,, National MS Society, 314-446-4169,



"Update on Nutrition in the Nursing Home" Join the Gateway Geriatric Education Center for a continuing education event on the latest nutrition assessment and treatment information for residents of long-term care facilities. The event will be held at the Saint Louis University Medical Campus Learning Resource Center, 3545 Vista Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104. The event is free and CEUs will be offered. To register, please visit:

Marla Berg-Weger,, Saint Louis University Geriatric Education Center, 314-977-2151,



"Return of the Elephant!" Attorney Mark Easley is hosting a happy hour for all professionals in the long-term care industry. This month the event will be held at the Elephant Bar, 1085 West County Center Dr., Des Peres, MO 63130 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come out and meet Mark and other associates from The Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm at this fun bi-monthly event. Free drinks, appetizers and attendance prizes. 

Mallory Box,, The Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm, 314-918-0088,



Certified Prosthetist Lauren Rehme will speak on prosthetics and orthotics and how to care for individuals with disabilities from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Open to Social Workers needing CEU's and to the public.  Please RSVP to Lori Guilliams if attending.

Lori Guilliams,, The Villages of St. Peters, 636-922-7600,



"National Giving Tuesday" kicks off a blanket and winter scarf drive for senior consumers of Bilingual International Assistant Services. Please bring new blankets, scarves and/or cash donations to the Macklind Senior Center, 1329 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63110. Donations will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays by appointment from December 2 through 18. Pick-up may be arranged for 10 or more blankets or scarves. Cash and checks also may be mailed to the senior center address above. Paypal maybe used by clicking on: All contributors will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. 

Ellen Sherman,, Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800,



"History Today: Meet Frances Levine."  Levine is not only the first woman to lead the Missouri History Museum but the first woman to head any institution of the St. Louis Zoo-Museum District. Learn about what she has planned in the future, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Fee: $9.  Sign up today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,



"Super Sleep: 10 Tips for Getting a Good Night's Rest through the Holiday Season." Trouble sleeping, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep? Learn the secrets of restorative sleep to help you manage stress and relax during the hustle and bustle of holidays, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free. Sign up today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,



Join VOYCE for its 20th Anniversary Caregiver Awards Luncheon and Holiday Boutique from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch program starting at 11:45 p.m., at the St. Louis Marriott West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, Mo. Biggest long term care event of the year! Almost 600 are expected to join us to honor exceptional caregivers in long-term care settings including home care agencies, hospice providers, adult day programs and from more than 300 skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care communities throughout Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri.The luncheon will honor staff and volunteers who give exceptional long-term care throughout St. Louis and northeast Missouri. New this year are Lifetime Awards. Tickets are $60 and tables are $600 and can be purchased online at For questions, call 314-918-8222.

Mary Lynn Donovan,, VOYCE,  8702 Manchester Road, 314-918-8222,



"Free Training for the Family Caregiver." From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This family caregiver training opportunity provides safe and effective tools to use when caring for a parent or loved one in multiple settings. Whether you are a seasoned caregiver or planning care for a family member or friend, this free class will cover such topics as monitoring and handling medications, incontinence care, home safety, proper body mechanics to protect yourself against injury, Alzheimer's disease and dementia awareness handling, and caregiver stress. Taught by a registered nurse. To learn more or to reserve your seat, please call 314-962-2666. Seating is limited.

Ryan Whittington,, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666,



"Find Out Friday Holiday Season Celebration." Great food and drinks, senior industry networking, learn about our 2014 speakers and presentations, learn about 2015 speakers and presentations. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brooking Park, 307 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, Mo., 63017. RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email

Logan Eckhardt,, Amen, Gantner & Capriano L.L.C., 314-966-8077,



Learn about the new Creve Coeur Assisted Living Facility and listen to Attorney Charles Amen present, "When Older Clients Falter." 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Creve Coeur Assisted Living Informational Office, 713 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141. RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email

Logan Eckhardt,, Amen, Gantner & Capriano L.L.C., 314-966-8077,



"The 2nd Annual Night of Lights' Give & Glow Bonfire" benefitting USA Cares. Assist military families in crisis. Join us in lighting up Grant's Trail along the stretch from Sappington House on Sappington Road to Applebee's on Watson from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Honor someone you know who was or is currently in the military. Enjoy the family friendly event sponsored by the City of Crestwood, The Barn Restaurant, Historic Sappington House, and others. Contact Judy at for more information.

Judy Erslon,, USA Cares, 314-650-2714,



"Giving through Shopping." A wonderful way to purchase unique holiday gifts and support an equally unique non-profit agency. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Plowsharing Crafts in the University City Loop. Plowsharing Crafts will donate 15% of all purchases to Bilingual International Assistant Services. Our staff will be there to explain our services and volunteer opportunities, as well as to collect new blankets, winter scarves and cash donations for holiday delivery to 100 low-income senior consumers. Light refreshments will be served and everyone contributing blankets, scarves and cash will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. For more information, please click on or contact Ellen Sherman at 314-645-7800;

Ellen Sherman,, Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800,



Better Days Home Care and No Senior Left Behind invites you to our 3rd Annual Senior Holiday Luncheon, beginning at noon at the Centreville City Hall, 5800 Bond Ave., Centreville, Ill. 62207. A complete holiday meal and gifts will be provided to seniors from all communities. Santa Claus has confirmed his arrival and there will be lots of fun! Please RSVP by calling 618-274.8000. This event is free. 

Tawanda  Story,, Better Days Home Care, 618-274-8000,



"Travelin' Light: Planning a Bike Trip." Parks Smith and Janice Branham will share their experiences on the KATY trail, the Ragbrai ride across Iowa, the Natchez Trace, the Pacific Coast, Texas Hill country and more. Learn about the planning and costs for the various approaches to touring. Had your own bike touring experiences? Come and share your stories, too! From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Fee: $3. Sign up today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,



OASIS Holiday Concert featuring the OASIS Concert Band, Small Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. At the Central Reform Congregation, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the music these people bring into our lives. Free. Donations accepted. Sign up today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown,, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859,


SUNDAYS, JAN. 25, FEB. 8 & 22

Are you experiencing frustration with the maze of services for older adults now that you are caring for your aging family member? Do your parents live in another city, or do you and your siblings disagree on the best steps to take to support your older family member? This 3 session workshop will include: Guidance on how to handle communications and care issues around the changing needs of your older family member. Guidance on how to identify red flags and what to do about them. Group fellowship and support from others who are caring for an older family member. Expressive Art techniques to manage your own stress. For more information call 314-477-3144. Presented by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Coach Sylvia Nissenboim and Teaching Artist Maria Ojascastro at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave.

Sylvia Nissenboim,, LifeWork Transitions, 314-477-3144,  
Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'

11/21/2014 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living. View More...
Seniors draw on extra brainpower for shopping; additional brain areas recruited to make decisions by memory
11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The vmPFC is known to be involved in processing risk calculations and it has been shown help people assign values to rewards and emotions. View More...
Although DNA remains the same throughout our lives, it functions differently at different ages
11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Although every person's DNA remains the same throughout their lives, scientists know that it functions differently at different ages. View More...
Nutrition treatment in hospitalized patients with COPD improved health outcomes
11/20/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
People aged 65 and older, who were being treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the hospital and received nutrition treatment (oral nutrition supplements) had reduced lengths of... View More...
Cognitively healthy older adults can gain modest benefit from computerized cognitive training
11/20/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Computerized cognitive training (CCT) has been widely promoted for older adults, but its effectiveness for cognitively health older adults has been unclear in systematic reviews to date. View More...
Working in complex jobs linked to better later-life memory and thinking skills
11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study suggests that people who work in complex jobs - such as architects or lawyers - may have better cognitive skills later in life than those who work in more simple jobs. View More...
Dementia carers' mental health improves with coping strategies therapy
11/19/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study demonstrates that a cost-effective coping strategies therapy program can provide emotional support for carers of dementia patients, improving quality of care. View More...
Low-cal regimen influences brain gene expression as female mice age
11/19/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
The adage 'you are what you eat' has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories. View More...
Prevailing views on the causes of age-dependent impaired glucose balance regulation challenged
11/19/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A recent study published in the journal PNAS shows that young capillary vessels rejuvenate aged pancreatic islets. View More...
Computerized cognitive training has modest short term benefits for cognitively healthy older adults
11/18/2014 11:00:00 AM Aging Research
Computerized cognitive training (CCT) has been widely promoted for older adults, but its effectiveness for cognitively health older adults has been unclear in systematic reviews to date. View More...
Osteoporotic fractures cost China's healthcare system close to 10 billion USD annually
11/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
First study to forecast incidence and costs of osteoporotic fractures in China projects that due to aging population, the incidence and costs of fractures will double by 2035; costs will rocket to... View More...
Weight loss of 10 percent or more in seniors significantly raises hip fracture risk
11/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
While a low body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 kg/m2 has been shown to be an independent risk factor for hip fractures, far less is known about the relationship of body weight changes on hip... View More...
Mechanism uncovered that controls the fitness of cells, impacting aging and disease
11/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A novel looping mechanism that involves the end caps of DNA may help explain the aging of cells and how they initiate and transmit disease, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical... View More...
Nonclinical factors may affect whether intensive procedures are used at the end of life
11/17/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a study that looked at what factors might affect whether or not a patient receives intensive medical procedures in the last 6 months of life, investigators found that older age, Alzheimer's... View More...
Decline in ability to perform daily tasks an increased risk for older women with breathing problems during sleep
11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to... View More...
"Digital divide" could sideline older Americans when it comes to health information on the internet
11/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Providing health information on the internet may not be the "cure all" that it is hoped to be. View More...
Researchers identify new neurological disorder linked to Alzheimer's
11/14/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Primary age-related tauopathy, or PART, is a neurological disorder identified in a new study. Like Alzheimer's, it causes memory impairment, but its brain pathology is different. View More...
Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health'
11/14/2014 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Internet literacy is tied to health literacy in older Americans, and many may find themselves sidelined by the digital divide where health knowledge is concerned, say researchers. View More...
Models show that the number of Alzheimer's patients will more than double in 40 years, and costs associated with their care will nearly quintuple
11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
As baby boomers reach their sunset years, shifting nationwide demographics with them, the financial burden of Alzheimer's disease on the United States will skyrocket from $307 billion annually to $1. View More...
Flu shots effective for seniors, says new review
11/13/2014 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new review concludes that for the elderly, seasonal flu vaccines are effective against influenza during epidemic seasons and more seniors should be encouraged to have them. View More...
Volunteer advocacy program benefits the incapacitated with no family or friends
11/13/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health study reports on an innovative program that trains and supervises volunteers who act as advocates for adults and seniors who are unable to make their own... View More...
Vitamin B may not reduce memory loss risk after all
11/13/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study suggests that taking vitamin B and folate supplements does not lower the risk of memory loss, despite previous observational studies suggesting otherwise. View More...
Identifying eye diseases by studying eye movements of people watching TV
11/13/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV according to a new study from researchers at City University London. View More...
New drug could make vaccines more effective in the elderly
11/12/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Scientists have developed a new method of boosting the ageing immune system using a naturally occurring chemical compound. View More...
Prostate cancer spread may be halted by molecular breakthrough
11/12/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer. View More...
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Volunteers desperately needed to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the South County areas of Lemay, Mehlville/Oakville. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. You can deliver just one day a week or more often. Delivering a hot, nutritious meal to a homebound senior helps them remain in their own home and assures they have a good meal at least once a day. Our volunteers are welcomed visitors to those who otherwise may not have any other outside contact. We need your help today. This is a perfect opportunity to do something rewarding, especially over the holiday season.

Pamela Guest,, MEAAA South County Senior Center, 314-631-8698,
Duchess of Alba aristocrat with most titles dies
11/20/2014 8:30:02 AM Big News Network

The Duchess of Alba, the aristocrat with most titles in the world and one of the biggest fortunes in Spain, died Thursday in Seville aged 88 following a brief illness, the city's Mayor, Juan Ignacio ...  View More...
Failed marriage bad for older couples heart
11/20/2014 3:30:03 AM Big News Network

Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - face a higher risk of heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind. ...  View More...
Older women in bad marriages face more risk of heart disease
11/19/2014 10:15:02 PM Big News Network

A new study has found that trouble in older couples' paradise may prove bad for their heart, particularly for women, than for the couples in good marriages. Lead investigator Hui Liu at the Michigan ...  View More...
100-year-old woman sees the ocean for first time in her life
11/21/2014 8:23:58 AM Big News Network

<br>That was true until this week, when she was taken to stay at the Perdido Beach Resort in the Gulf of Mexico, where she placed her bare foot on the sand for the first time in her life and ...  View More...
4 ways to cut Alzheimers risk
11/21/2014 8:15:06 AM Big News Network

READ MORE: Trouble paying medical bills? This guide could help. The genetic factor <br>There's a lot that scientists still don't know about Alzheimer's, and that includes how ...  View More...
Watch This 100-Year-Old-Woman See the Ocean for the First Time
11/21/2014 8:14:57 AM Big News Network

wish for her 101st birthday: to see the ocean for the very first time. <br>She had spent most of her life working on a farm and raising four children in rural Tennessee and could never afford ...  View More...
Key ruling on Illinois pension law expected today
11/21/2014 8:12:47 AM Big News Network

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, seen at a Thursday news conference at the Capitol, is waiting for a Friday ruling by a Springfield judge on the state's 2013 pension ...  View More...
Rate tightening could affect your employees retirement portfolios
11/21/2014 5:30:00 AM Big News Network

Retirement Are portfolios truly diversified? In the quest for higher yielding investment portfolios, investment professionals deploy portfolio construction methodologies that are designed to garner ...  View More...
Premier announces $160 million for rural seniors lodges
11/20/2014 11:24:02 PM Big News Network

"Enabling seniors to stay in their own communities in familiar surroundings is a key to their health, and keeping them happy is something we’ll be focused on," said Premier Jim ...  View More...
Duchess of Alba dead Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart the billionaire Spanish duchess who lived life by her own rules dies aged 88
11/20/2014 11:20:49 PM Big News Network

<br>It was said she owned so much land that you could walk? from one side of the country to the other without stepping off her property.Taken to hospital earlier this week with pneumonia, the ...  View More...
2 Officers Do Something Amazing for an Elderly Lady After She is Robbed
11/20/2014 11:13:50 PM Big News Network

This great-grandmother was grocery shopping by herself when all of a sudden someone stole her purse. But two officers did something that turned a sad day into a happy one.These two officers went ...  View More...
Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
11/20/2014 11:13:16 PM Big News Network

Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable ...  View More...
CBI chief defiant will not resign before his retirement
11/20/2014 11:10:01 PM Big News Network

Ranjit Sinha is not inclined to resign from his post just 12 days before his retirement even as sources in the government say he would do well to go on leave after the SC removed him from supervising ...  View More...
Pension GST likely in Parliaments Winter session
11/20/2014 11:10:01 PM Big News Network

A crucial agreement that will allow the free movement of commercial vehicles - trucks and buses mainly - across the SAARC is likely to be signed at the ...  View More...
Jogging keeps you young Seniors who run regularly can walk as efficiently as 20-somethings
11/20/2014 11:05:38 PM Big News Network

A new study is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults. The study looked at adults over the age of 65 -- some of whom walk for exercise and some who run for exercise. The ...  View More...
Elderly S. Korean gets 20 years in jail for arson
11/20/2014 11:00:59 PM Big News Network

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An elderly dementia patient in South Korea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for setting a fire at a hospital for the elderly that killed 22 people.The ...  View More...
No proposal to enhance retirement age says Eatala
11/20/2014 2:49:46 PM Big News Network

Finance Minister Eatala Rajender told the Assembly on Thursday that there were 4,15,931 employees, including work-charged, contingent, Grant-in-Aid, contract and those working on honorarium, against ...  View More...
Pension seekers storm Collectorate
11/20/2014 2:49:43 PM Big News Network

<br>A large group of pension seekers from different localities in Adilabad town on Thursday stormed the district collectorate and staged a dharna in front of the chamber of the Dvisional ...  View More...
Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Womens Sex Lives Study Finds
11/20/2014 2:47:03 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional ...  View More...
Couple accused of stealing £6k from elderly woman refused bail
11/20/2014 2:40:45 PM Big News Network

<br>Two men allegedly stole nearly £6,000 in savings from an 80-year-old woman just after she closed her bank account, a court heard on Thursday. <br>Police claimed the pensioner ...  View More...
Ramlakan shoots down retirement report
11/20/2014 2:38:12 PM Big News Network

<br>Johannesburg - Lt-Gen Vejay Ramlakan on Thursday criticised a Beeld newspaper report which stated that he might go on early retirement following an SANDF probe into President Jacob ...  View More...
Royal Bournemouth Hospital threatens to evict elderly patients
11/20/2014 2:37:37 PM Big News Network

<br>A hospital is threatening to take legal action to evict mainly elderly patients whose relatives refuse to take them home when they are well enough to leave. An official at Royal Bournemouth ...  View More...
How should I equip my older parents with a smartphone and tablet
11/20/2014 2:37:17 PM Big News Network

<br>My parents are in their mid-70s and over the past decade or so have become comfortable with email, Skype and general use of desktop computers. They are now keen to get to grips with mobile ...  View More...
Bad News For State Public Pension Plans
11/20/2014 2:36:32 PM Big News Network

<br>Tax Analysts is the leading publisher of tax news, analysis and commentary for the global community. More than 150,000 tax professionals in law and accounting firms, corporations, and ...  View More...
Labour unions hit streets over Tier-2 pensions
11/20/2014 2:35:47 PM Big News Network

Members of the 12 labour unions battling government over the management of their Tier-2 Pension funds have hit the streets this morning to protest government's handling of the matter. ...  View More...
Judge to hear arguments over Illinois pension reform law
11/20/2014 2:34:02 PM Big News Network

<br>(Reuters) — Illinois faces an uphill battle on Thursday to defend the constitutionality of a law aimed at easing the state's huge unfunded pension liability. <br> ...  View More...
Elderly woman robbed of her savings in Belfasts Kennedy Centre - just minutes after closing bank account
11/20/2014 2:33:51 PM Big News Network

Police claimed the pensioner was targeted in a distraction-style theft carried out in broad daylight at a west Belfast supermarket cafe.Details emerged as the two accused were remanded into custody ...  View More...
Benefits of rehiring older workers
11/20/2014 2:31:20 PM Big News Network

<br>I AM delighted that efforts are being made to raise the re-employment age to 67 ("Raise rehiring age by Budget 2016: Halimah"; Wednesday). This will allow more seniors to remain ...  View More...
Implications of rehiring older workers
11/20/2014 2:31:08 PM Big News Network

<br>THE call to raise the rehiring age from 65 to 67 is loud and clear, and getting louder ("Raise rehiring age by Budget 2016: Halimah"; Wednesday). <br>Before any such move, ...  View More...
Many Canadian seniors arent getting timely health care survey
11/20/2014 2:22:48 PM Big News Network

<br>Seniors in Canada have a tougher time getting prompt access to family doctors and specialists than their counterparts in other western countries, according to a new survey. <br>The ...  View More...
Lee Evans announces retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
11/20/2014 2:20:33 PM Big News Network

(airing on Saturday) and explained that he wants to spend more time with his wife and daughter.Ross asked how long the "remarkable force of comedy" planned to carry on in his job, prompting ...  View More...
How the health of Americas seniors stacks up
11/20/2014 2:12:29 PM Big News Network

<br>Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey.The United States also ...  View More...
Angelina Jolie Addresses Retirement Rumors Happier Behind Camera
11/20/2014 2:09:51 PM Big News Network

Angelina Jolie , is vowing to give up acting. <br>Despite being Hollywood’s highest paid actress, Jolie, 39, makes it clear in two new interviews that directing is her first love. ...  View More...
11-country survey of older adults Americans sicker but have quicker access to specialists
11/20/2014 2:05:53 PM Big News Network

A survey of older adults in eleven countries found that Americans were sicker than their counterparts abroad, with 68 percent living with two or more chronic conditions and 53 percent taking four or ...  View More...
Brain training using sounds can help aging brain ignore distractions
11/20/2014 2:05:45 PM Big News Network

As we age, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. But new research reveals that by learning to make discriminations of a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, ...  View More...
New approach for treating ALS Re-evaluation of older drugs
11/20/2014 2:05:33 PM Big News Network

Blocking molecules involved in ALS-drug resistance may improve how well ALS therapeutics work, suggesting that re-evaluation of drugs that appeared to have failed might be ...  View More...
Forum focuses on senior citizens in W.Va.
11/20/2014 2:05:03 PM Big News Network

<br>CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Several West Virginia groups are gathering to discuss how to serve the growing senior citizen population in the state. The annual Partner Summit is scheduled for ...  View More...
A 25-year-old woman suspected of stealing from a boutique nearly ran over store employees as she fled Wednesday afternoon employees told…
11/20/2014 2:02:48 PM Big News Network

<br>CORPUS CHRISTI - A 25-year-old woman suspected of stealing from a boutique nearly ran over store employees as she fled Wednesday afternoon, employees told Corpus Christi police.Officers ...  View More...
Market for older buildings continuing to grow
11/20/2014 11:35:00 AM Big News Network

Joe Magliocco, president (left), Connie Kam, vice president, and Willie Pratt, master distiller for Michter's Distillery LLC, are shown in front of the Fort Nelson Building at 801 W. Main St. The ...  View More...
Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain
11/20/2014 8:53:30 AM Big News Network

<br> <br> THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.The ...  View More...
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
11/20/2014 8:53:29 AM Big News Network

<br> <br> THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study ...  View More...
Contractor who built Quebec seniors’ home that burned says it didn’t meet standards
11/20/2014 8:50:32 AM Big News Network

Firefighters douse the rubble where fire destroyed a seniors residence leaving three people dead and 30 unaccounted for in L'Isle-Verte, Que., Thursday, January 23, 2014. The contractor who ...  View More...
Man charged with raping 101-year-old woman says he would have worn a condom if hed planned it
11/20/2014 8:41:43 AM Big News Network

<br>A man charged with raping a 101-year-old woman has said he did not plan the alleged sexual assault and "would have worn a condom" if he had, according to ...  View More...
Jimmy Ruffin dead Motowns What Becomes of the Brokenhearted singer dies aged 78
11/20/2014 8:41:15 AM Big News Network

<br>The late singer's children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., confirmed that their father's passed away in a hospital in Las Vegas, but did not give any further ...  View More...
Treasury orders cuts in Hebrew University pensions
11/20/2014 8:40:15 AM Big News Network

<br> <br>Senior employees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have been receiving an unfunded pension package estimated at NIS 8-10 million upon retirement, and most of them have ...  View More...
New London firefighters drop DC plan join Connecticut retirement system
11/20/2014 8:36:41 AM Big News Network

<br>Legislative and regulatory compliance, plan design, financing and strategy issues related to managing employee benefit plans, primarily health care and retirement benefits. ...  View More...
Mike Nichols director of The Graduate dies aged 83 reports
11/20/2014 8:34:11 AM Big News Network

<br>United States Nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has died on Wednesday aged 83, according to US broadcaster ABC News.Nichols famously directed ...  View More...
Global Logistic Properties co-founder and deputy chairman Jeffrey Schwartz dies aged 55
11/20/2014 8:32:13 AM Big News Network

<br>Mr Jeffrey Schwartz is survived by his wife, Carole, his four children, Heather, Sophia, Ian and Myles, and his daughter-in-law, Lucia. -- BT PHOTO: ARTHUR LEE CH <br> <br> ...  View More...
Retirement 5 keys to smart planning
11/20/2014 8:28:30 AM Big News Network

Retirement: 5 keys to smart financial planning The end of the year is a good time to reevaluate your retirement goals. Check out this story on ...  View More...
QA Triangle Transit CEO King on retirement and future transit projects
11/20/2014 8:12:15 AM Big News Network

King announced his plans to retire Wednesday ."I've retired once before, I'd like to take this retirement seriously," he jokes, adding that his previous job at ...  View More...

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